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The windy / rainy day means we have rescheduled for October 2.
Paddling Expedition to Devil’s Cove
October 2, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pmSee below for pricing
On Sunday, October 2 at 11:00 we will paddle from LaSalle’s Landing Park to Devil’s Cove Park. This five mile round trip will follow the east side of Irondequoit Bay. When we arrive we will take some time for snack and exploration of the park. We invite everyone to join us. Space is limited and registration is required.
Only accessible to the public by boat Devil’s Cove is one of Monroe County’s most unique and wild parks. Along the way there will be opportunities to observe Irondequoit bay’s abundant wildlife, admire old growth forests, and marvel at the sandy cliffs.
We ask that you bring your own boat if possible. If you need a boat or are interested in participating without paddling please reach out and we will see what we can do to get you involved.
Tickets are pay what you can. Your contribution supports the work of Rochester Ecology Partners and we appreciate any help you are able to offer.
For accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, alternative formats) please contact Chris Widmaier at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Rochester Ecology Partners is committed to providing universal access to all of our events to the best of our ability.
Join us for
- a good time on the water with others
- an afternoon of leisurely nature exploration
- an adventure in a Monroe County park
Learn More About 22 in 22
This event is part of our 22 in 22 project. View details about this initiative to get our friends and neighbors out and into the 22 Monroe County Parks in 2022.
This event is open to all. We ask that you consider the risks of this trip carefully. Open water paddling can be challenging, weather conditions change quickly this time of year, and boat traffic presents it’s own challenge. All participants must be over 18 or accompanied by a parent / caregiver. Everyone will be required to sign a waiver. Every effort will be made to ensure this trip is safe and we ask that you play your part in this.
Devil’s Cove Park is on the west side of Irondequoit Bay. It became a park in 2000 and according to the Monroe County Parks Department it will remain natural and undeveloped. More information can be found on the parks department website.
The departure and landing will be wet, and muddy without a dock.
We invite everyone to contribute what they are able even if it is just your time and energy. We suggest a donation of $35 to support the work of Rochester Ecology Partners and will accept offers to volunteer, provide logistical support, snacks and drinks or access to boats. Event sponsorship is also appreciated. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-563-9604.
The secret Devil’s Cove Park: A hellish name, a heavenly place
This article in City Newspaper by Rebecca Rafferty has more information about the park.
“When we think of public parks, what often comes to mind are semi-wild spaces with trails that guide visitors responsibly through woods, perhaps an educational center or a lodge for rent, and signage on the history and ecology of the place.
Devil’s Cove Park has none of these things. It is all wild. At the moment, the only indication that it is a Monroe County Park is a small sign tacked to a single tree. You need a GPS to find it.”